VPA Conference Presentation 2010

  Matt Henchen Email: henchenm@harwood.org Website: www.vermonteducator.com Phone: (802) 324-4521 Presenter’s Notes VPA Presentation Killington VT, 2010 I will be showcasing three uses of technology that can help improve our schools: Web-Based Learning Management System (LMS) www.edu20.org Google forms and Google Templates for formative assessment Dynamic and Interactive School Websites built using a Content Management…



GMVS Summer Workshop 2010

Welcome to our Summer Technology Workshop! Our Detailed Agenda   Friday (9-11) Edu20 Discussion Wrapping up from last year (copy, archive, and create course templates) Click here for a tutorial… Showcase edu20 exemplars – what’s worked, what has not… Discuss ways we might be able to further utilize edu20.org to increase student learning or help…



Harwood Edu20 Course

Workshop Steps:  Our 12 Step Plan Day One: Log-on & Navigate the Site Create a Class and Enroll Students (at least yourself) & add me as a co-teacher. Add content using the HTML editor – First Assignment (HTML Editor) & Second Assignment (Jing Screencast) Day Two: (1-7 = 8a-9:30a) (8 = 9:30a-10:30a) (9=10:30a-1:30 with lunch…



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Need an inexpensive, flexible, and dynamic school website?

Features of NewSchoolSites.com Websites District-level, School-level, Department-level, and Teacher-level Pages and Blogs Single Column, Two-Column, or Three Column Templates Background Color, Header Logo, Menu, and Spotlight Image/Animation all customizable Fully Customizable Pages – not limited to a template The entire district is searchable from any page Integrated calendar and events listing Utilizes FLUID website design…



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The Best Free Screencasting Tool for Teachers

Interested in ‘flipping’ your classroom or creating a quick and easy how-to tutorial?  If so, then Screencast-o-matic is the right tool for you!  Click ‘Read More’ to watch a quick tutorial on how you can use Screencast-O-Matic to record your computer’s screen, audio, and even your webcam.  Screencast-o-matic is easy to use, functional, and free. …



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Re-Thinking Homework

Is homework a four-letter word in your house?  Do you ever wish there was less homework.  Well, you’re not alone.  Read more about Alfie Kohn and his take on homework. The Truth About Homework Needless Assignments Persist Because of Widespread Misconceptions About Learning By Alfie Kohn Para leer este artículo en Español, haga clic aquí….



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How to Download Videos from Youtube

How to Download Videos from Youtube and other web hosts… You can use the Firefox Add-on – DownloadHelper 1) Open Firefox and click ‘Tools’ 2) Click ‘Add-Ons’ then click ‘Get Add-ons’. In the search box, type ‘downloadhelper’ (all one word), then hit ‘Enter’…



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Yo! Educational Rap

Click here to find some great educational rap songs. Sample Clip mrduey.com/



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How to Use Google Forms for Peer Assessment

Learn how to replicate a rubirc on Google Forms, save it as a Google Template, and use it over and over again for peer assessment.  The beauty of this set-up is the rich data that the student being assessed automatically receives after the particular performance….



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Top 10 Places to Find Free Documentaries

Brain-based research has proven that multi-modal learning environments leads to greater results.  And what better way of creating a multimodal learning environment then by watching a great film.  Below are some sites of the sites I’ve used for finding great documentaries to use in my class. Remember, if you find a great documentary be sure…